The Kiss of Deception

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson. I am not sure I have read a more aptly titled book. A very well executed story. Very clever. I started this book simply because it was staring at me from my shelf for days. I forgot the summary I read, I had no idea even what…

The Pages of the Mind

There was a time whereby I extensively read romance novels, where went that time I don’t know. When I picked up The Pages of the Mind by Jeffe Kennedy, I wasn’t aware that it was part of a series. The fourth book of The Twelve Kingdom series ┬áto be precise. That doesn’t surprise you, does…

Cold Magic

I have not read a great many steampunk-ish novels but from what little I have, I have not enjoyed the genre much. Then for what purpose did I pick up Cold Magic by Kate Elliot you may ask. I don’t know. Listen, I’ll tell you why I dislike the steampunk genre–they throw chunks of information…

Morrigan’s Cross

I did not know this was a trilogy. Even though it was printed on the cover page. I could be addled brain like that at times, please excuse me. Morrigan’s Cross by Nora Roberts was different from what I expected (have I been saying that often?). I read a few of Nora Roberts’s crime stories…

The Queen of the Dead 2

If I disliked the first book, I flat out immensely disliked Touch, the second book in The Queen of the Dead series by Michelle Sagara. And that is putting it mildly. You’re probably wondering why I even went on to read part two. That is because I had already borrowed it! What a waste it…

The Queen of the Dead

No good, at all, simply no good. I will shamelessly admit that I chose Silence by Michelle Sagara because of its alluring cover (again). The story is about a teenage girl, who is still grieving for her lost boyfriend, finding out she is a necromancer. It entails the teenage girl’s entourage (including a nerd and…

Timeless

A fine ending to a fine little series–Timeless by Gail Carriger, fifth and final installment in the Parasol Protectorate series. I must say, I enjoyed this book far better than any other book in this series. A feat as I usually feel the ending to some series are not adequate. It had a little more…

Heartless

Fourth in Parasol Protectorate series, Heartless is, shall we say a little different from the previous three. Let’s say you frequent a cake shop wherein you buy a single type of cake and do so for a long time. One day upon tasting the cake, you realize it tastes different. It is not so obvious…

Changeless

I immensely enjoyed the interaction between Alexia and Conall Maccon in Soulless and I wanted more of it. From reading Soulless, I deemed the second book in the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger would not be soul-consuming. I wanted to read something that would not influence me to drop all my work. Hence, I…

Soulless Alexia

A soulless spinster stubborn as mule with a mind of her own who carries parasol even at night? I’m hooked. Gail Carriger has crafted some interesting characters in her Soulless, the first book in the Parasol Protectorate series. I simply loved the head strong Alexia Tarabottie, the heroine of the series. Professor Lyall with his…

Blood Games (Chicagoland Vampires)

I am not sure when it started but by book eight of the Chicagoland Vampires by Chloe Neill I was sorely disappointed. I read book nine simply to give the series the benefit of the doubt. Then decided I would not go on any longer. That is until I heard that the final book in…

Tiger Lily

I will declare here and now that I have never read or watched any of the Peter pan books or movies. I do know that Peter pan is associated with Wendy and Neverland. I do not know his story, I do not know the characters involved in his story, I have nothing. Zilch. Allow me…